The rapid increase in myopia prevalence over the last 50 years has occurred simultaneously during a period of rapid technological advances, resulting in the dominant use of electronic devices for displaying everything from text, pictures, movies, games and more.
Myopia is accelerating rapidly in 21st Century and predictions suggest 50% of the world being myopic by 2050. Know more about how myopia is impacting our lives and ways to prevents its progression in Myopia Issue of Review of Optometry. The snippet of the research project led by PhD Student, Raman Sah focused on “Myopia and Electronic devices” is featured in Myopia Issue of Review of Optometry.
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Myopia and Use of Electronic Devices
As technology advanced, the spatial resolution of these displays improved from Video Home System (VHS) in the 1970s with resolutions of roughly 333 pixels by 480 pixels to current Macintosh retinal displays with native resolution up to 2,880 pixels by 1,800 pixels in 2018.1,2 However, as screen resolution improved, display sizes have reduced, and we now have high resolution (up to 2,436 pixels by 1,125 pixels) displays that are handheld (14cm by 7cm) that can be viewed at close distances without visual detection of individual pixels.